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Pumpkin Lantern

Isn't this just the cutest little pumpkin ya ever did see? Well let me tell how super duper easy it is to make. You will need 6 strips of 1" wide by 6" long card stock and the same in vellum card stock, except about 1/2" shorter, so 1 1/5" long by 1 " wide. Punch a hole in the ends of the strips. I used my crop-a-dile and did all the holes at the same time. Add a large brad. Yep, the kind you get in a office store. The really nice ones in the Stampin Up catalog are not long enough to hold all the strips. Now once you have the holes punched, stack up the strips. All the vellum ones together and the card stock ones together, add the brad and then fan out the strips till then make a circle. the vellum will be more towards the inside of the circle, and the card stock to the outside. This magic trick happened because ya cut the vellum a bit shorter... cool huh! Glue or pop dot the pumpkin to the center of a punched and embossed piece of Chocolate chip card stock for a base if ya want. Glue or pop dot the "leaf" topper. I used the blossom punch to make mine. Roll a scrap strip of chocolate chip card stock and glue together and onto the top of the leaf. It is cute with a piece of linen thread tied on to the stem and a thankful tag... ya mine is missing it - but I have done it, just didn't get a picture of it.
I added a battery operated tea light to the center, and it glows so pretty when the lights are low.
Enjoy and hope this inspires you to make a Pumpkin Lantern.Ya have questions... well email me and I will try to help ya out.
Let your Light Shine!

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